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::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
::: moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
::: disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: caricature - distortion; burlesque
::: diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing